Bachelor, Brigham Young University, 1962. MPIA, University Pittsburgh, 1964. Master of Arts, University Washington, 1972.
Doctor of Philosophy, University Washington, 1978.
Cities within the district include Mukilteo and portions of Everett, Edmonds, and Lynnwood. Senator Shin currently served on the Senate Agriculture, Water & Rural Economic Development and Trade & Economic Development Committees. Shin was born in of Korea in 1935.
Orphaned at the age of four, he lived on the streets of Seoul begging for food until the outbreak of the Korean War in 1950, at which point he became a houseboy to a group of United States. Army officers.
In 1954, one of them, a dentist named Ray Paull, adopted Shin and took him home to Salt Lake City, Utah. Despite never having been educated in of Korea, and knowing little English, Shin completed a General Educational Development in 18 months.
Shin went on to earn a Bachelor in political science from Brigham Young University, an MPIA from the University of Pittsburgh, and an Master of Arts and Doctor of Philosophy from the University of Washington. After being elected to the Washington State House of Representatives in 1992, Shin ran for the United States House of Representatives in Washington"s 2nd district in 1994 and for Washington lieutenant governor in 1996, losing by a thin margin in each race.
He was elected to the Washington State Senate in 1998.
On January 7, 2014, Shin resigned from the Washington State Senate effective immediately following his diagnosis with Alzheimer"s disease.
Mission president Latter- Day Saints (Mormons) Church, Seoul, 1988-1991. Board directors Asian-Americans for Political Action, Seattle, 1982-1984, United Way, Snohomish County, since 1992. Advisor international trade Office Governor, Washington State, 1983-1988, Boy Scouts American, 1986-1988.
With United States Army, 1958-1960. Member Washington State Korean Association (president 1983-1984, Community Svc. award 1983), Rotary Club.
Adopted s. Ray and Eloise (Siddoway) Paull. Married Donna June Skaggs, June 12, 1963. Children: Paull Y., Alisa M.